- The definition of par is normal, or equal to the standard.
An example of par used as an adjective is in the phrase "par score" which means a score that is equal to the standard.
- Par is the amount which is considered to be the standard or average.
An example of a par is the average expected performance on a test.
- To par is defined as to score the standard score for a particular golf course.
An example of to par is to get a hole in two on a hole that is expected to take two swings.
- the established or recognized value of the money of one country in terms of the money of another country, based on a metal accepted as the common standard of value
- an equal or common status, standing, footing, level, etc.: usually in the phrase
- the average or normal state, condition, degree, etc.: work that is above par
- Commerce the nominal, or face, value of stocks, bonds, etc.
- Golf the number of strokes established as a skillful score for any given hole or for a whole course
Origin of parClassical Latin an equal, origin, originally adjective : see part
- of or at par
- average; normal
par for the course
- An amount or level considered to be average; a standard: performing up to par; did not yet feel up to par.
- An equality of status, level, or value; equal footing: a local product on a par with the best foreign makes.
- The established value of a monetary unit expressed in terms of a monetary unit of another country using the same metal standard.
- See par value.
- Sports The number of golf strokes considered necessary to complete a hole or course in expert play.
transitive verbparred parred, par·ring, pars Sports
- Equal to the standard; normal: a solid, par performance.
- Of or relating to monetary face value.
Origin of parFrom Latin pār, equal, that which is equal; see per&schwa;-2 in Indo-European roots.
- By; with.
- Equal value; equality of nominal and actual value; the value expressed on the face or in the words of a certificate of value, as a bond or other commercial paper.
- Equality of condition or circumstances.
- (golf, mostly uncountable) The allotted number of strokes to reach the hole.
- He needs to make this shot for par.
- (golf, countable) A hole in which a player achieves par
- Young salmon (also spelled parr)
(third-person singular simple present pars, present participle parring, simple past and past participle parred)
- (golf) To reach the hole in the allotted number of strokes.
- He will need to par every hole in order to win this game.
par- - Computer Definition
par- - Investment & Finance Definition
The face value of a security. For common stock, the company sets the par value before it is issued. Typically, par value is $1 a share. The par value of a bond is the amount that will be paid upon maturity, such as $1,000. Par value has nothing to do with a stock or bond’s market value, which varies as trading occurs.
Variant of para-
- by the side of, beside, by, past, to one side, aside from, amiss: parathyroid, parasite
- beyond: paranormal
- subsidiary to: paralegal, paramilitary
- an isomer, modification, polymer, derivative, etc. of (a specified substance): paraformaldehyde
- characterized by substitutions in the 1, 4 position (opposite sides) in the benzene ring: usually italicized and hyphenated in chemical names: para-aminobenzoic acid
- in a secondary or accessory capacity: parahormone
- functionally disordered, abnormal: paramnesia
- like or resembling: paratyphoid
- Nuclear Physics the form of diatomic molecules in which nuclei have antiparallel spins: parahydrogen
Origin of para-Classical Greek para- ; from para, at the side of, alongside ; from Indo-European an unverified form pera-, variant, variety of an unverified form per-, a going beyond from source far, fore